Catalan Government Identifies IB Remains

August 30, 2023

At the official announcement of the Alvah Bessie Program, Mataró Cemetery, April 29, 2022, with Dan Bessie speaking.

As part of the Alvah Bessie Program, launched last year, the government of Catalonia has confirmed the identities and places of death of 212 International Brigade volunteers from Germany, Austria, and the Netherlands who died in Catalonia during the Spanish Civil War. Next, the government will attempt to document the place of death for volunteers from Great Britain, Ireland, and the United States. A total of 2,000 IB volunteers are estimated to have been buried in the region.